R. Kelly has just won a little court battle against the federal government. According to recent reports, former R&B artist and convicted sexual predator R. Kelly is no longer under suicide watch.

Following his sentencing last week, the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was put on restriction at the federal prison in Brooklyn, where he is currently being held. Following that, he sued the jail, claiming that the monitor had violated his constitutional rights and caused “severe mental distress.”

Heriberto H. Tellez, the warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center who was also named in the lawsuit, claims in recently filed court documents obtained by TMZ that he decided to take Kelly off suicide watch today after conducting a “clinical assessment.” No other information was given regarding the assessment.

Kelly said in the lawsuit that he had assured prison authorities that he had no intention of killing himself. Kelly asserted as well that his fame caused him to be put in such difficult circumstances. The federal government initially filed a motion opposing the lawsuit, stating that they would evaluate Kelly clinically while he was under suicide watch.

Following his sentencing last year on federal counts of racketeering and sex trafficking, Kelly was given a 30-year prison term on Wednesday. Kelly’s defense lawyers requested a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, while the prosecutors asked for more than 25 years.

The singer is currently facing a federal case out of Illinois and a state trial in Minnesota for offenses involving child sex. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.

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